Grade 3


7.5-minute Topographic Quadrangle Map
North Carolina Geological Survey, Division of Land Resources
1612 Mail Service Center, Raleigh, NC  27699-1612
919-715-9718 or e-mail: Paula.Maynor@ncmail.net
http://www.geology.enr.state.nc.us
The map (1:24,000 scale) portrays 60 square miles and depicts the shape and elevation of the terrain of your school and your neighborhood's natural and cultural features.  Specify the address, city or town and zip code of school.
Social Studies:
Grade 3—8.1, 8.2, 8.3, 9.1
$4.00

Activity 1: Using the Geologic Map
North Carolina Geological Survey
Division of Land Resources
N.C. Dept. of Environment and Natural Resources
1612 Mail Service Center, Raleigh, NC  27699-1612
919-715-9718 or e-mail: Paula.Maynor@ncmail.net
http://www.geology.enr.state.nc.us
This is a companion exercise to the Generalized Geologic Map; teaches about physiography, geologic belts, and important economic deposits of rocks and minerals.
Social Studies:
Grade 3—8.1, 8.2, 9.1
FREE

Earth, Moon, Mars, and Venus Poster
National Association of Geoscience Teachers
PO Box 5443, Bellingham, WA  98227-5443
http://www.nagt.org/
A 20" x 36" full color poster with photographs from the Earth, Moon, Mars, and Venus that emphasizes a geologic timescale with major events for each planet.
Grade 3—3.03
$7.00

The Field Guide To Geology, Updated Version
Facts on File, Inc.
11 Penn Plaza, New York, NY  10001
800-322-8755
http://www.factsonfile.com
Comprehensive and well-illustrated.  The text that covers the origin of planet Earth, plate tectonics, major rock types, weathering and landforms, change through time, and rocks and man.
Grade 3—2.03
$14.95

Finding Your Way with Map and Compass
USGS Information Services
Box 25286, Denver, CO 80225
Fax: 303-202-4693, or call 1-888-ASK-USGS
http://mapping.usgs.gov/mac/isb/pubs/factsheets/fs07999.html
Explains scale and how to determine distance. It also explains how to read direction with a compass and how to use a topographic map.
Social Studies:
Grade 3—8.3
FREE

Generalized Geologic Map of North Carolina
North Carolina Geological Survey
Division of Land Resources
N.C.  Dept. of Environment and Natural Resources
1612 Mail Service Center, Raleigh, NC  27699-1612
919-715-9718 or e-mail: Paula.Maynor@ncmail.net
http://www.geology.enr.state.nc.us
An 11" x 17" generalized color geologic map (scale 1"=33 mi.); reverse side provides a summary of the state’s geologic history, key minerals produced, and a geologic time scale.
Social Studies:
Grade 3—8.1, 8.2, 9.1 -- $0.25 each

A Geologic Guide to North Carolina's State Parks
North Carolina Geological Survey
Division of Land Resources
N. C. Dept. of Environment and Natural Resources
1612 Mail Service Center, Raleigh, NC  27699-1612
919-715-9718 or e-mail: Paula.Maynor@ncmail.net
http://www.geology.enr.state.nc.us
Bulletin 91 provides short summaries of the geologic features of North Carolina's state parks; inset maps and color photographs.
Social Studies:
Grade 3—8.2, 8.3
$7.50

Geologic Note 6--Earth Science Resources for Teachers
North Carolina Geological Survey
Division of Land Resources
N.C. Dept. of Environment and Natural Resources
1612 Mail Service Center, Raleigh, NC  27699-1612
919-715-9718 or e-mail: Paula.Maynor@ncmail.net
http://www.geology.enr.state.nc.us
A listing of 150 educational resources for teachers, including maps, posters, teacher packets, hands-on activities and earth science content material.
Social Studies: Grades 3
FREE

Grain-size Scale (Used by Soil Scientists)
American Geological Institute
4220 King Street, Alexandria, VA 22302
703-379-7563 or e-mail: jaj@agi.agiweb.org
http://www.earthsciweek.org
Laminated, easy to use.  The graphic scale shows how particles are divided into sand, silt and clay sizes.
Grade 3—2.01, 2.03
FREE (5 copies)

Guide to Geologic Points of Interest along I-26
North Carolina Geological Survey
Division of Land Resources
N.C. Dept. of Environment and Natural Resources
1612 Mail Service Center, Raleigh, NC  27699-1612
919-715-9718 or e-mail: Paula.Maynor@ncmail.net
http://www.geology.enr.state.nc.us
Brochure provides a driver's perspective of I-26 from the South Carolina border to Asheville
Social Studies:
Grade 3—8.2, 8.3
FREE

Guide to Geologic Points of Interest along I-40
North Carolina Geological Survey
Division of Land Resources
N.C. Dept. of Environment and Natural Resources
1612 Mail Service Center, Raleigh, NC  27699-1612
919-715-9718 or e-mail: Paula.Maynor@ncmail.net
http://www.geology.enr.state.nc.us
Brochure provides a driver's perspective of I-40 from the North Carolina Piedmont to Asheville.
Social Studies:
Grade 3—8.2, 8.3
FREE

Helping Your Child Learn Geography
USGS Information Services
Box 25286, Denver, CO 80225
Fax: 303-202-4693, or call 1-888-ASK-USGS
http://www.ed.gov/pubs/parents/Geography/index.html
31-page booklet of simple concepts in geography.  It includes several games, maps, and suggested activities for grades K-5.
Social Studies:
Grade 3—8.1, 9.1
FREE

Landforms of the Conterminous U. S.
North Carolina Geological Survey
Division of Land Resources
N.C. Dept. of Environment and Natural Resources
1612 Mail Service Center, Raleigh, NC  27699-1612
919-715-9718 or e-mail: Paula.Maynor@ncmail.net
http://www.geology.enr.state.nc.us
A 35" x 55" digital shaded relief portrayal (scale 1:3,500,000) of the nation; 16-page booklet of technical information accompanies the map.
Social Studies:
Grade 3—8.1, 8.2
$4.00

Landforms of the Conterminous U. S. (Postcard)
North Carolina Geological Survey
Division of Land Resources
N.C. Dept. of Environment and Natural Resources
1612 Mail Service Center, Raleigh, NC  27699-1612
919-715-9718 or e-mail: Paula.Maynor@ncmail.net
http://www.geology.enr.state.nc.us
A 5" x 7" postcard portrays a digital shaded relief map of the US.
Social Studies:
Grade 3—8.1, 8.2
$0.35

Map Adventures  (Teacher Packet)
USGS Information Services
Box 25286, Denver, CO 80225
Fax: 303-202-4693 or call 1-888-ASK-USGS
http://www.usgs.gov/education/learnweb/MA/
Teaches how to understand and use maps.  The packet includes a poster, 7 lesson plans, 2 activity sheets, 16 black-and-white illustrations, and a teacher's information sheet.
Social Studies:
Grade 3—8.1, 9.1
FREE

Map Projections  (Poster)
USGS Information Services
Box 25286, Denver, CO 80225
Fax: 303-202-4693, or call 1-888-ASK-USGS
The poster illustrates 18 commonly-used projections and their suitability for producing a specific type of map.
Social Studies:
Grade 3—8.3
FREE

Map Scales
USGS Information Services
Box 25286, Denver, CO 80225
Fax: 303-202-4693, or call 1-888-ASK-USGS
http://mapping.usgs.gov/mac/isb/pubs/factsheets/fs05698.html
USGS Information Services describes the concept of scale and its importance in accurately showing locations and distances on maps.
Social Studies:
Grade 3—8.3
FREE

North Carolina Topographic Map Index
North Carolina Geological Survey
Division of Land Resources
N.C. Dept. of Environment and Natural Resources
1612 Mail Service Center, Raleigh, NC  27699-1612
919-715-9718 or e-mail: Paula.Maynor@ncmail.net
http://www.geology.enr.state.nc.us
Depicts all 954 topographic 7.5-minute quadrangle maps covering the land surface of North Carolina; cross referenced to a grid.
Social Studies:
Grade 3—8.1, 8.2, 8.3, 9.1
FREE

Project Earth Science Web Site
http://www.geology.enr.state.nc.us/proj_earth/proj_earth.html
This site contains a variety of resources for educators, including a listing of workshops, an electronic newsletter and educational resources.  The page also includes an overview of the rock types of the state and information about the geology, topography and mineral resources.
Social Studies: Grade 3

Soils Sustain Life  (Poster)
American Geological Institute
4220 King Street, Alexandria, VA  22302
703-379-7563 or e-mail: jaj@agi.agiweb.org
http://www.earthsciweek.org
18" x 24" colorful poster provides information about the connection between planet Earth and life; features hands-on activities on reverse.  Companion to Sustaining Our Soils & Society booklet.
Grade 3—2.01, 2.03
FREE (5 copies)

Sustaining Our Soils & Society
American Geological Institute
4220 King Street, Alexandria, VA 22302
703-379-7563 or e-mail: jaj@agi.agiweb.org
http://www.earthsciweek.org
64-page booklet of information about soil types and origins, environmental concerns, food production, geographic distribution; glossary includes full color Soils Sustain Life poster.
Grade 3—2.01, 2.03
$8.95

Talking Rocks Trail
Clemmons Educational Forest
2411 Old US 70 West, Clayton, N.C., 27520
919-553-5651
Seven stations stretched over a quarter mile trail focus on the geology of the Piedmont and Coastal Plain and the use of mineral resources in society today.
Grade 3—1.01, 1.02, 2.01, 2.02, 2.03

A Topographic Field Trip of Washington DC, CD-ROM
USGS Information Services
Box 25286, Denver, CO 80225
Fax: 303-202-4693, or call 1-888-ASK-USGS
http://mapping.usgs.gov/mac/isb/pubs/factsheets/fs02598.html
Learn about distance, direction, latitude, longitude and elevation in game-like adventure set in our nation’s capital.
Social Studies:
Grade 3—8.3, 9.1
Mac version free; dual platform version is $15.00

Topographic Map Symbols
USGS Information Services
Box 25286, Denver, CO 80225
Fax: 303-202-4693, or call 1-888-ASK-USGS
http://mapping.usgs.gov/mac/isb/pubs/booklets/symbols/
Explains the characteristics of a topographic map, how to interpret the map, and the symbols used.
Social Studies:
Grade 3—8.3
FREE

Topographic Mapping
USGS Information Services
Box 25286, Denver, CO 80225
Fax: 303-202-4693, or call 1-888-ASK-USGS
http://mapping.usgs.gov/mac/isb/pubs/booklets/topo/topo.html
This 20-page booklet gives information about topographic maps, map scales, how they are made, and new digital techniques.
Social Studies:
Grade 3—8.3
FREE

USGS National Wetlands Research Center Web Site
http://www.nwrc.usgs.gov/fringe/ff_index.html
Features "The Fragile Fringe: A Guide for Teaching About Coastal Wetlands".  The site features material on wetlands, several activities and resource lists.
Grade 3—1.01, 1.02, 2.01, 2.03

Poster: Water Quality...Potential Sources of Pollution
USGS Information Services
Box 25286, Denver, CO 80225
Fax: 303-202-4693, or call 1-888-ASK-USGS
http://water.usgs.gov/public/outreach/OutReach.html
Poster displays activities associated with point and nonpoint sources of water pollution, also the movement of waters between the surface and ground water systems.  Activities on reverse side.
Grade 3—1.01
FREE

Water: The Resource That Gets Used and Used and Used for Everything!  (Poster)
USGS Information Services
Box 25286, Denver, CO 80225
Fax: 303-202-4693, or call 1-888-ASK-USGS
http://water.usgs.gov/public/outreach/OutReach.html
Poster depicts the flow of water from the mountains through a reservoir, past urban and rural areas and industrial settings. Activities on reverse side.
Grade 3—1.01 / FREE

Water Science for Schools Web Site
http://wwwga.usgs.gov/edu/
Information about many aspects of water, along with pictures, data, maps and an interactive center for students.
Grade 3—1.01, 2.01

Wetlands: Water Wildlife Plants and People! (Poster)
USGS Information Services
Box 25286, Denver, CO 80225
Fax: 303-202-4693, or call 1-888-ASK-USGS
http://water.usgs.gov/public/outreach/OutReach.html
Poster shows the types of wetlands, how they are beneficial and their diverse plant and animal life.  Activities on reverse side.
Grade 3—1.01
FREE

What's Under Your Feet? –   (Activity Booklet)
Denver Earth Science Project, Office of Continuing Education
Colorado School of Mines, Golden, CO  80401
800-446-9488, ext. 3621
http://www.mines.edu:8080/Outreach/Cont_Ed/desp.shtml
42-page booklet of hands-on activities, ideas, and games that cover measuring, geology, the world, working with maps, creating views of the world, graphing, and landforms.
Grade 3—2.01, 2.03, 2.04
$5.00
 

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